This Miniature Model Helped Bring Down Bin Laden


Yesterday, we looked at some mindblowing miniature versions of cities and landmarks from around the world. While lovely, none of them can touch the historical import of this once-classified model of Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, which was used to help plan the Navy SEAL raid that brought down the terrorist leader. Based on satellite images obtained by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the incredibly detailed 1:84 replica took a special team six weeks to construct, right down to the tiny concertina wire on the styrofoam walls. Crazy, right? Click through to get a closer look.

All images: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency via Gizmodo